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The Saffron Trail 

behind-the-scenes tour of a saffron farm in Orange, NSW 

Meet the producers and learn why saffon is the world’s most expensive crop. 

Highlights

Meet the producers

Meet Angela and Brendon, locals who are the largest producers of saffron in NSW.

Pick your own

Pick your own saffron and learn to strip and dry the stigmas.

Sample saffron scones 

Taste scones or other delicious treats flavoured with saffron.

Freshly picked saffron 

Take your saffron home and enjoy a true paddock to plate experience.

Your saffron tour includes:

● Behind-the-scenes tour of farm
● Private transport
● Friendly, local guide
● Saffron tea and snack
● Saffron to take home (up to 500mg)
● 10% discount on additional saffron purchases
● Saffron recipes

This is a seasonal tour with limited dates. Book today to avoid dissapointment.

Visit Argyle Australian Saffron for recipes and to purchase saffron.

  16th – 18th, 23rd – 25th April 2021

  7 am to 9 am (ish)

  2 to 7 guests

  Departs from Visitor’s Centre in Byng St

  Saffron tea and snack, fresh saffron, on-farm experience, recipes

  $110 per person

We accept dine & discover vouchers. Enter the word ‘dine&discover’ in promo section when placing order. You must present your voucher for scanning at the start of the tour.

This tour requires a minimum of 5 guests to run.

 

Testimonials

We had such an amazing experience!

Honestly, this was the best tour we ever did in Australia. Nicole was super friendly, very knowledgeable, relaxed, and brought us to the best places. This was an intimate tour and atmosphere, very enjoyable. We did a first tour on the Saturday, and we had such a great time that we booked another tour straight away. Nicole asked us what we liked, and she tailored the visit for us. We met lovely people (at wineries, olive place, also Gerald who was amazing at giving us some background and perspective on native plants) and had amazing food. We really recommend this tour; you will not regret it! 

Marion 

Warm Hospitality

I asked if Nicole could arrange a wineries tour for our group of 8. I was happy to leave it to her, as it was evident that she is knowledgeable and keen to create a great experience for all! We visited 3 smaller, boutique wineries (Orange Mountain Wines, Strawhouse Wines and Dindima) and really enjoyed the warm hospitality we received at each. We met marvellous, dedicated people, and the tastings were relaxed and very congenial. We felt no pressure to purchase at any place, but did buy up as the wines were so very good!!  I will recommend her tours to all my friends. I am keen to try her other tours as soon as I can.  

Sally Mair

Custom tour 

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Meet your tour guide, Nicole

Nicole Farrell is the founder of Country Food Trails and has been an Orange local for most of her life. With years of experience taking small groups on textile safaris of India and Morocco, Nicole knows how to plan a tour that's fun, flexible and filled with exciting hands-on experiences you won't find anywhere else.

If you're looking for a down-to-earth food and wine tour of Orange, NSW, join Nicole on one of our signature tours, or let her design a fully customised private tour for you.

A focus on sustainable agritourism

At Country Food Trails, we're committed to practising sustainable tourism and running zero waste tours. We use cloth napkins and reusable containers, cups and cutlery. We'll happily take home food scraps to feed to our chooks.

As part of our commitment to reducing food waste, we've partnered with Love Food Hate Waste. We also contribute to Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions. 

To help us reduce waste, please remember to:

 

  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Bring a reusable shopping bags
  • Recycle any packaging you take home

FAQ

Is this tour suitable for children?

No, adults only. 

What happens if it rains?

Wear a raincoat and pack an umbrella. The tour will go ahead! 

Where does the tour depart from?

The tour departs from the Orange Visitor’s centre in Byng St and returns there. We don’t provide individual pick-up/drop-off for this tour. 

Last-minute bookings

Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190

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